COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — A California wildfire that destroyed 142 structures in the Sierra Nevada last month was human-caused, authorities said Friday, but they did not reveal what led to that conclusion.
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Visitors to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area can enjoy some free camping this week to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act.
WELD, Maine (AP) — Maine conservation official said camping on a popular hiking mountain has been prohibited due to misuse of the area by some visitors.
The prohibition applies to Tumbledown Mountain, located in the area of Weld in rural Franklin County.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's most popular state parks started doubling camping fees for out-of-state residents on Thursday as required by a new state law.
Still, it will take at least a year to see if the move — intended to help more Idaho residents get spots in the parks — will have the desired effect.
ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — After recent reports of bears stealing backpacks and food, the U.S. Forest Service is warning hikers and campers to take precautions when visiting a national forest in North Carolina.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Campers looking to overnight in Iowa’s state parks this year will pay more do so.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has raised camping fees at the state’s parks this year for the first time in more than 20 years, The Gazette of Cedar Rapids reported.
FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) — Construction on New Hampshire's first whitewater park is scheduled to start in July.
Mill City Park at Franklin Falls will include kayaking, boogie board and whitewater rafting at the Winnipesaukee River.
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — It's been three decades since the reunification of Germany, but camping enthusiasts from the former East Germany allow themselves twice a year to relive the past and forget about how much has changed.
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Crews have contained a wildfire caused by lightning at Wind Cave National Park in western South Dakota.
Park officials said the 28-acre (11.3-hectare) Rankin Fire was contained Saturday night after crews finished establishing a line around the fire.
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — The New River Gorge National River is increasing access and services that were stopped in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Park Service is using guidance from federal authorities and state and local health officials as it monitors the pandemic and increases access.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man died after falling off an embankment during a late-night walk while camping with his girlfriend at Keyhole State Park, park officials said.
Cameron MacNeil, 29, was at the Wind Creek Campground near the reservoir when he fell July 22 around 2 a.m., The Gillette News Record reported Thursday.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The horizon was clear and ships passing through Nichols Passage near to Annette Island's Port Chester could catch a glimpse of the Ketchikan Indian Community and Metlakatla's Nüüm Na Waalt Culture Camp on their fifth day along the shoreline and in the woods camping, weaving cedar, making jewelry, playing Native flute, telling Native stories and learning bird calls by mouth with Aleut,Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian mentors.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has closed Lake in the Woods campground in western Oregon more than a month early because someone damaged the tube used to collect camping fees.
The News-Review reports in a story on Friday that people can still walk to the campground in the Umpqua National Forest to fish.